ON THE LAND Corowa mar­ket re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Corowa Mar­ket was held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8 with 16,050 lambs yarded at a de­crease of 650 from the pre­vi­ous mar­ket, while 6,920 sheep were yarded at a de­crease of 5,180.

Lamb num­bers de­clined slightly and the qual­ity con­tin­ues to be good for the well fin­ished new sea­son lambs with 12,250 head of­fered.

There were mainly trade weights penned along with a few heavy lambs and stores were in rea­son­able num­bers, and with not all buy­ers op­er­at­ing the com­pe­ti­tion was eas­ier com­pared to the sale of two weeks ago with the mar­ket eas­ing fur­ther.

Light new sea­son lambs were close to firm and av­er­aged from $122 to $140, while re­stock­ers were $8 cheaper and av­er­aged $93/head for the bulk of the lines.

Medium and heavy trade weight new sea­son lambs were $8 to $14/head cheaper and av­er­aged from 715c to 730c/kg cwt, as the bulk of the heavy trade weight lambs sold from $160 to $185/head.

Trade old lambs were $14 cheaper and av­er­aged $150/head or 685c/kg cwt, while heavy weight new sea­son lambs were $15 cheaper and closer to firm for the ex­tra heavy weights, they av­er­aged from 720c to 760c/ kg cwt sell­ing from $188 to a top of $240/head.

Mut­ton num­bers de­creased and qual­ity was mixed through­out and prices eased $5 to $15/head.

Light ewes sold from $60 to $85/head or 420c/kg cwt. Medium merino ewes sold from $82 to $118/head av­er­ag­ing 435c/kg cwt.

Heavy first cross ewes sold from $115 to $160 av­er­ag­ing 430c/kg cwt while merino wethers sold to $144/ head.

Sam Gor­don from Paull & Scol­lard Cul­cairn/Henty with Scott Parker from El­ders Ltd Corowa dis­cussing the re­sults from the Corowa Sale.

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